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Transport

Congestion Kingston Bridge

Transport choices make a significant difference to global carbon emissions. Motor vehicles are the biggest cumulative CO2 emitters in the world, and it is estimated that around one-fifth of the vehicles on the road at 8.50am are involved in school run. There are also health implications of our transport choices.

Firstly, a larger number of vehicles on the road could be seen to increase the level of danger to pedestrians and cyclists. Secondly, there have been some suggestions, albeit subject to debate, that vehicle pollution can contribute to illnesses such as asthma.

Finally, choosing to walk or ride a bicycle rather than travelling by car is good for our general health and fitness.

Early & First level

Early and First Level

We can travel to school in different ways - car, bus, bicycle and on foot – the choices we make have an effect on the environment.

Second level

Second Level

We can travel to school in different ways - car, bus, bicycle and on foot – the choices we make have an effect on the environment.

Third & Fourth level

Third and Forth Level

Motor vehicles are the biggest cumulative CO2 emitters in the world, and it is estimated that around one-fifth of the vehicles on the road

Senior level

Senior Phase

Transport choices make a significant difference to global carbon emissions. There are also health implications of our transport choices.

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